Mario Kart 3DS demo gameplay

Wow, despite this being another Mario Kart game, I am really interested in it. I lost interest in the Wii game very quickly, but the DS game I still go back to and play every now and then. I can’t wait to have this in my 3DS this year, will be a lot of fun with the 8 player online with friends!

Super Mario 3D – demo gamplay with audio

While the demo doesn’t show anything really that exciting for the Mario series, it is a demo after all. I can’t wait to play Super Mario on my 3DS this year, it will be awesome!

Only one Wii U tablet, and no GC support…

The Nintendo Wii U tablet-style controller will not be sold separately from it new HD console, Nintendo has told CVG.

We asked a company spokesperson at the firm’s VIP stand at E3 2011 in Los Angeles today about the price of each item. He told us that there would only be one bundled RRP, adding: “Both the controller and the console will be sold as one unit. You won’t be able to buy the controller alone.”

The rep also told us that multiplayer games being created for the system are only being designed to accommodate one tablet-style controller, whilst other players will need to use a Wiimote. It is currently unknown whether it is possible to sync more than one of the new controllers to a single Wii U.

What, this is a real kick in the shin Nintendo. Why can’t we have more than one person playing, and why do we have to be stuck with the Wii Remote again?

The GameCube will not be compatible with the Wii U, Nintendo’s new system to be released in 2012, according to Nintendo of America Director of Public Relations Marc Franklin.

The system, originally released in 2001, was compatible with the Wii, and the Wii even featured GameCube controller and memory card ports. Certain Wii games used the GameCube controller ports, and some of them, such as Namco Bandai’s Active Life games required them. The latter games will likely not work with Wii U at all.

On the other hand, all Wii software and controllers will work with Wii U.

What the hell, I don’t want to play Smash Bros. with anything but the Gamecube controller. Come on Nintendo, don’t mess this up. Even the Classic Controller isn’t good enough for Smash Bros. So I guess this means the Wii U won’t be playing GC games, maybe as New Play Control remakes I have a feeling…

Sources: CVG, Nintendo World Report

Sonic Generations 3DS footage, looks awesome!

Wow, I was expecting the game to look like the Sonic Rush series. The game seems to look much better, I can’t wait to play it this year. We only have a few more months until Sonic Gemerations is released on PS3, 360, and on 3DS!

Iwata expects the Wii U to cost more than Wii

When Nintendo unveiled the Wii U yesterday at E3 2011, the system was applauded with great promise. However, Nintendo did not announce a release date, or one of the biggest details: the price.

Iwata has announced in an interview with the Japanese Nikkei newspaper, saying that Nintendo does not plan to sell the Wii U for the same price as the Wii. This could mean that the system would be significantly more than the original and will probably cost more than ¥20,000.

He also mentioned that Nintendo plans to continue supporting the Wii even after the Wii U is released, mentioning that the system will still be available for a limited time after.

Considering Nintendo didn’t announce Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, or many of the other games that haven’t left Japan, I could see them still supporting the Wii for a while with localized versions of these games.

Source: Andriasang

Zelda Wii U demo gameplay

Holy crap, that looks freaking amazing! Look at those crisp graphics and gameplay? I guess this means that a new Zelda game is in development for the Wii U? I would hope so, but I guess we won’t be seeing it for a few more years. Releasing it all at once would be criminal I think? Now this is what I’m talking about Nintendo, appeal to your huge gaming fanbase first!

The Rolling Western – a new IP from Nintendo for 3DS

Nintendo revealed a new IP for the Nintendo 3DS called The Rolling Western. It looks to feature an armadillo named Jiro rolling around the western plains, fighting enemies. It also seems to be a mix of a strategy or tower defense game, although details are scarce on the game. I’ll update this post if we get anymore info.